Jackstay Transfer

The light jackstay is used for transferring personnel, provisions, and light stores with a maximum load of about 250kg. The hauling end of the jackstay is manned by up to 25 hands. The other end is secured by a grommet strop to slip in the receiving ship. A traveller block is hauled back and forth […]

A True Hero

It is with heavy hearts that we remember and pay tribute to a remarkable individual, George Tomlinson, who recently departed from this world on the 11th of July, 2023. George’s life was one of extraordinary significance, as he served with unwavering dedication and courage on HMS Argonaut during the pivotal moments of World War II. […]

Christmas 1942

In December 1942 HMS Argonaut, had some well earned rest. Unfortunately for the crew even though alongside and well below operational strength and mourning the loss of some of the crew she still had an important role to play. Algiers was still not 100% secure as the following account shows: On 4 December 1942, the […]

Resilient Legacy: HMS Argonaut’s Standard and Battle Honours

The Association’s standard was purchased from flag makers Newton Newton in Lincolnshire in 2017 and gifted to the Association. The standard was carried at the 2017 Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, marking the 35th anniversary of the Falkland Islands conflict. It has been carried at the Association’s annual service at National Memorial […]

HMS Argonaut: Brave Journeys and Perilous Challenges of the Arctic Convoys

HMS Argonaut, a formidable cruiser, embarked on perilous journeys across the Arctic waters during World War II as part of the Arctic convoys. These convoys were a lifeline for the Soviet Union, providing crucial supplies and aid to support their war efforts against the German invaders. The Arctic convoys were among the most challenging and […]

Resilience and Redemption: HMS Argonaut’s Journey from Devastation to Restoration

On December 13th, a naval operation took place involving the vessels HMS Aurora, HMS Eskimo, HMS Quality, and the recently joined Argonaut. Their objective was to intercept an Axis convoy, but due to delays in setting sail, they unfortunately missed the convoy. The events took a dramatic turn on December 14th, 1942 at 06:00 when […]